Category Archives: Mod Podge

Kids Crafts: Scrapbooking

May is National Scrapbooking Month, so I thought I’d share some ideas for scrapbooking projects that are perfect for kids of all ages. Scrapbooking is an awesome way for children to express themselves through a combination of pictures, words, drawings and photos and to learn about the world around them, and document their experiences. Scrapbooks and journals also make wonderful keepsakes for years to come.

It’s a great time of year to get outside and learn about birds in the backyard and on nature walks. This tutorial offers some free printables and great tips for keeping a Bird Journal. Try taking your bird journal to a variety of habitats, your backyard, the park, near lakes and swamps, the zoo and nature preserves and be sure to bring a camera, colored pencils, crayons, etc to help your kids remember what they discover.

 Bird Watching BookThink Crafts

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Kids Crafts: Easter Crafts

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

With Easter only a week away the little ones are getting excited for our annual Easter celebration, and I thought it was about time to prepare with crafts the kids can make themselves. Since Easter is such a family centered holiday, I’ve included crafts for a range of ages. Let’s get crafting!

 

This sparkly bunny garland is fun to make and beautiful to decorate with! Great for school aged children.

Bunny Chain GarlandThink Crafts

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Button Frame Magnets

DIY Button Magnets

I’m the type of person that puts absolutely everything on my refrigerator. Photos, To-Do Lists, Postcards, they all go up where I can enjoy them every day. I’m constantly using one magnet to hold up many pieces of paper until it falls off the fridge.

Button Frame Magnets

 

These cute little button frames kill two birds with one stone. They help display a few pictures, and they can be used to hold up all those little odds and ends I can’t let go of.

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Easter Crafts

Here in Portland spring came early, we’ve had a mixture of showers and flowers for the past few weeks, but I haven’t wanted to gloat about it until my friends and family in the NE could stand outside without snowshoes or skis. Now that it’s finally warming up and patches of grass are becoming visible again let’s gather our spring crafting supplies and welcome Spring – just in time for Easter!

 

This cheerful Easter card is a great way to use your favorite Spring colors and crafting supplies and wish a Happy Easter to friends and family. The Charmingly Creative Blog features a huge variety of Easter Cards that make such creative use of all our favorite Scrapbooking Supplies, including Paper Punches, Spellbinders Dies, and Stamps.

Getting Easter Supplies – Charmingly Creative

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Decoupage Furniture

Since moving into my new house I have been on the look out for budget friendly decorating tips. I’ve been scouring antique malls for solid inexpensive furniture and searching the internet for inspiring tutorials to personalize and refurbish my furniture finds. Decoupage with favorite fabrics and card stock and Mod Podge seems like one of the most inexpensive, fun ways to make over furniture. Here are some of the best tutorials for projects I’m excited to try out.

 

I was reluctant about setting up my office and filing system until I found this great tutorial on making over metal file cabinets. What a brilliant idea, and a great way to inspire me to keep up with  my paperwork.

 Decoupage out of ControlSunflowerlin

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DIY Canvas Wall Art

I just moved into a new house from an apartment and I’m in need of some great wall decorating inspiration! As I was checking out the local antique shops I found some beautiful canvas art with post card images decoupaged onto them. They were on sale for $35 each. This got me thinking, I should be able to learn to make something like that… And so can you!

 

Looking to create personalized wall art using photos? This tutorial will teach you how to make canvas wall art with your own photos.

 

DIY Canvas Portrait (Part 2) - A Beautiful Mess

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